In this week’s drama review we are sharing our thoughts about the 2021 SBS production that was highly anticipated for its incredible cast. Let’s talk about ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’.
Created by Kang Eun-Kyung, directed by Lee Gil-bok and written by Je In, ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ narrates the story of a fashion designer and a popular freelance photographer and their very tangled past and fate.
Ha Young-Eun (Song Hye-Kyo) is the team leader of the design team in a fashion company, she is known for her unique designs and her perspectives and feelings when it comes to fashion and her work.
Yoon Jae-Guk (Jang Ki-Yong) is a well-known freelance photographer with a picky personality but a lot of talent, in the fashion world he is known for his skills but also because of his looks.
They both meet one night at a fashion event, and end up spending the night together, however, the morning after Young-Eun leaves, Jae-Guk is intrigued about her.
In a twist of fate they both meet again when he is set up on a blind date with Hwang Chi-Sook (Choi Hee-Seo), Young-Eun’s close friend and co-worker. Chi-Sook asks her to pretend to be her on the date. Young-Eun agrees and goes to meet him, however, what seemed to be a plan to dismiss her friend’s blind date ends up creating a spark between these two.
Fashion, Family, Friends
‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ shows a glimpse of the fashion industry and how fast paced it is. Young-Eun’s objective is to improve the reputation of domestic brands and make them synonymous with quality and comfort, but the competition is ruthless and every one wants to make it.
Her family dynamic is also very complex. She wants to give her parents the best she can but they are also dealing with their own issues. At the same time, her close friend Jeon Mi-Sook (Park Hyo-Joo) is battling for her life making her change her perspectives when it comes to her future.
One aspect I really liked about their friend relationship is how they had each other’s back. Chi-Sook, Young-Eun and Mi-Sook are friendship goals, and they really care about each other.
In a nutshell
‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ started off with an interesting premise and I thought it would focus a bit more on Young-Eun job and how her hard work put her in the position she is in. However, the drama narrative became more focused on the romantic aspect and her work-life became a complementary factor.
The drama also becomes quite slow-paced at some stages and also adds certain narratives that are well-known in the drama fan community, however, their acting really helped with the storyline and made the drama enjoyable to watch.
If you are looking for a more mature romance watch with a touch of fashion and wholesome friendships, check ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’, you will get a bit of everything and you will probably even cry. Watch the trailer below.